EQUITY: WHEN NONE ARE IGNORED, ALL WILL THRIVE.

United Way of the National Capital Area believes everyone deserves hope, respect and a fair chance. Learn more about what United Way NCA does for the local community in the Washington, DC area and surrounding counties.

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We’re creating a more equitable future for all community members.

How do we get there? By Living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. Finding new solutions to old problems. Mobilizing the best resources. Inspiring individuals to tackle their most daunting social crises. And by making strategic investments that produce lasting results.

76.4%

Of Washington, DC students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch

50%

Only 50% of adults with mental illness in Virginia receive any form of treatment

87%

In Washington, DC African-Americans make up 87% of the population experiencing homelessness

OUR COMMUNITY COMMITMENT

United Way of the National Capital Area is committed to the health, education and economic opportunity of every person in our community, regardless of race, gender, income and ability.

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Health

Reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for individuals and families in the National Capital Area.

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Education

Reduce academic disparities and improve academic outcomes for young people in the National Capital Area.

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Economic Opportunity

Reduce wealth disparities and improve economic opportunities for individuals and families in the National Capital Area.

United Way of the National Capital Area 5-Year Community Commitment - Impact from 2016 to 2020

United Way NCA Community Programs

Here are quick links to the work that United Way NCA does for the local community in the Washington, DC area. United Way NCA has community programs for residents in the National Capital Area, including:

  • Washington, DC
  • Arlington, VA
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Loudoun County, VA
  • Fairfax County, VA
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Prince George’s County, MD

Health

Explore all United NCA community health programs:

Education

Explore all United NCA community education programs:

Economic Opportunity

Explore all United NCA community economic opportunity programs:

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